Morton Road Sports and Community Hub

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Morton Road Sports and Community Hub - see progress photos in the NEWS FEED below

The City of Onkaparinga has been working with the local community, state government, commonwealth government and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation (RRSF) to transform the park on Morton Road in Christie Downs into a sports and recreation hub.

With $1.5M funding contributions from the City of Onkaparinga and State Government, a further $100,000 from the RRSF, and $400,000 from the Commonwealth Government we have the funding required for an exciting $3.5M first stage of the project which will deliver a great place for play, skate and adventure.

The sports and community hub will deliver a skate park (which is now open), multi-use tennis/netball courts, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a basketball node, irrigated lawn areas, and toilets.

The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation provides free sports coaching and mentoring programs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and needs the right facilities to do this. We are working with the Foundation to look at ways we can fund more facilities that will expand these sports and mentoring programs, so we can reach more children through sport.

CONSTRUCTION NEARING COMPLETION

We are excited to inform you that construction is underway for all remaining site elements including the oval, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a basketball node, and lawn areas.

Works are being staged with completion anticipated late 2021.

We will continue to keep the community informed as the construction progresses.

NEW NAME FOR THE PARK

Based on suggestions from the community, the park has now been formally named by Council as 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' (see here).

An official opening for the park will be held on 30 October from 11am. Come along for this free family event with skate demos, a free sausage sizzle and more.


Morton Road Sports and Community Hub - see progress photos in the NEWS FEED below

The City of Onkaparinga has been working with the local community, state government, commonwealth government and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation (RRSF) to transform the park on Morton Road in Christie Downs into a sports and recreation hub.

With $1.5M funding contributions from the City of Onkaparinga and State Government, a further $100,000 from the RRSF, and $400,000 from the Commonwealth Government we have the funding required for an exciting $3.5M first stage of the project which will deliver a great place for play, skate and adventure.

The sports and community hub will deliver a skate park (which is now open), multi-use tennis/netball courts, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a basketball node, irrigated lawn areas, and toilets.

The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation provides free sports coaching and mentoring programs for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and needs the right facilities to do this. We are working with the Foundation to look at ways we can fund more facilities that will expand these sports and mentoring programs, so we can reach more children through sport.

CONSTRUCTION NEARING COMPLETION

We are excited to inform you that construction is underway for all remaining site elements including the oval, junior and youth play spaces, seating, shelters, barbecue facilities, a basketball node, and lawn areas.

Works are being staged with completion anticipated late 2021.

We will continue to keep the community informed as the construction progresses.

NEW NAME FOR THE PARK

Based on suggestions from the community, the park has now been formally named by Council as 'Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park' (see here).

An official opening for the park will be held on 30 October from 11am. Come along for this free family event with skate demos, a free sausage sizzle and more.


  • September 2021 Update

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  • September 2021 Update

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  • September 2021 Update

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  • September 2021 Update

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  • June 2021 update

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    The team has been busy on site constructing the multiuse courts, stormwater basin, oval, footpath and public art sculpture.

    The works are on track to be completed by the end of September 2021.

  • Public art sculpture

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    The team has been busy on site constructing the multiuse courts, stormwater basin, oval, footpath and public art sculpture.

    The works are on track to be completed by the end of September 2021.


  • Public art sculpture 2

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    Public art sculpture 2



  • Footpath set out

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  • Footpath construction

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  • Oval grading

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Page last updated: 22 October 2021, 09:20